James M. Beck

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James M. Beck

James M. Beck (1861-1936), was a United States Solicitor General, author, and member of the United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

In 1900 we was appointed Assistant to the Attorney General and served until 1903.

In 1914 he was elected a bencher of Gray's Inn, to argue a case for the U.S. before the Privy Council. No foreign barrister in 600 years had been permitted to do so before.

In 1921 he was nominated by Warren G. Harding to be the Solicitor General. Beck served until his regination in 1925.

He was elected in 1927 as Congressional Representative from Pennsylvania, filling the vacancy caused by the resignation of James M. Hazlett.

He is the author of several books on the First World War and the United States Constitution.

External link

  • Works by James M. Beck at Project Gutenberg
  • Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
Preceded by:
William L. Frierson
Solicitor General
Succeeded by:
William D. Mitchell
Preceded by:
James M. Hazlett
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district

1927 - 1933
Succeeded by:
Harry C. Ransley
Preceded by:
Edward L. Stokes
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district

1933 - 1935
Succeeded by:
William H. Wilson


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